Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

2019 Summer programs are now open!

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Registration is now open!

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We're seeking a Gardener and Spring/Summer volunteers!
A new workshop series (Free)

Social Change Sundays (SCS): Tools for Healthy Community Engagement is a new workshop series focused on various topics such as inclusion, accessibility, anti-oppression, understanding implicit bias, microaggressions in the workplace, cultivating empathy, and more. At each workshop, co-led by a trained Social Justice Facilitator and a Somatics Practitioner, participants will engage in open dialogue, critical thinking, and creative, interactive, & movement-based tools for building authentic, equitable relationships.

Post-session we will offer a delicious shared supper and open dance/jam space where you can further integrate the material.

Upcoming workshop dates: May 26, June 23, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17

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Register today for our Winter/Spring programs!

We're so excited to welcome talented teachers and facilitators for new programming including Queer CI Lab and Jam with Taja Will, Ryuta Iwashita, & pavleheidler and FISSURE with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, & Karen Nelson. 

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Still accepting applicants!

A weeklong workshop with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson

Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? 

*SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Sign up for both FISSURE and Queer CI Lab & Jam and get $150 off!
Email contact@earthdance.net if you're interested

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Curated and Facilitated by Taja Will, Ryuta Iwashita, and pavleheidler

Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation. The Queer CI Lab and Jam aims to bring queer experience, thought, and politics into the practice of CI through movement, dialogue, workshops, & jamming.

For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual, Nonbinary, Two Spirit, Agender.

*Special discount: Sign up for both Queer CI Lab & Jam + FISSURE and get $150 off! Email contact@earthdance.net if you're interested.

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 16, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation. The Queer CI Lab and Jam aims to bring queer experience, thought, and politics into the practice of CI through movement, dialogue, workshops, & jamming.For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual,...
May 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson  Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? Offering grounding, embodied practices, 3 classes daily, POC only and + Allies spaces, questions into...
May 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to June 2, 2019 - 3:00pm
This weekend workshop is an opportunity for dancers to dig into the skills and practices of physical communication in ensemble dancing in order to become relevant to the change they seek in the world. Based in dynamic research practices, we reach into the physics, somatics, and attentional skills...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

May 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15 - $20(No one turned away for lack of funds)   About the Musician
June 2, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15 - $20(No one turned away for lack of funds)   About the Musician
July 2, 2019 - 5:00pm to July 7, 2019 - 3:00pm
Enjoy the brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, fun, games, and dances of all kinds at this family-oriented Jam. Includes programming for young people of all ages. Registration is now open!  (Photo credits: Anna M. Maynard)